Charleston International Airport is situated in North Charleston, South Carolina. It is a joint civil-military, public airport. Within 12 miles (19 km) distance, it is close to the north-west of downtown Charleston. The Charleston International airport is owned by Charleston County and operated via the Charleston County Aviation Authority under an agreement with Joint Base Charleston. The CHS is the busiest and largest South Carolina's airport and home for the Boeing facility assembling 787 Dreamliner. The airport codes are IATA: CHS, FAA LID: CHS, ICAO: KCHS.
The Capacity and Operating Airlines of CHS
The CHS carried nearly 4.5 million passengers in its busiest year on record in 2018. The following major airlines operate flights at Charleston International Airport: Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, PSA Airlines, American Airlines, and many others, in which Delta Air Lines served over one million passengers.
The CHS Brief History, Facility and Recent Operations
The Charleston Airport Corporation was founded in 1928 and covered around 700 acres of land. At first, the airport was privately developing. Within the ten years, the airport got three paved runways and outfitted the airfield with lighting for nighttime operations. During the Korean War, the CHS airfield was reactivated for military usage. The City of Charleston and the U.S. Air Force reached an agreement on joint control of the base and the runways in 1952, and indeed, the arrangement continues to work this day.
The CHS airport includes four general areas: to the west - the military field, to the south - the airline terminal, to the east - the general aviation area, and the Boeing Assembly to the south. The united airport area of Charleston Air Force Base and Charleston International Airport covers around 2,060 acres (830 ha) and holds two runways.
During the 12 months at the end of May 2017, the CHS reached 108,372 aircraft operations, around 297 per day, in which 37% was devoted for commercial, 27% for general aviation, 20% for military, and 18% for air taxi operations. Later in December 2017, approximately 69 aircraft were based at Charleston airport, in which 29 was single-engine, 12 was multi-engine, 22-jet, and six helicopters.